I lived all my life in Quezon City. I've seen this park through it's worst and I like to believe it is now in its best state. In the past, I wouldn't dare go near this park. This used to be a haven for pick-pockets, vagrants and prostitutes.
Times have changed. Under the QC management, I've seen a major facelift and rejuvenation. The iconic monument used to be lit with a dull monotone white light. Now, you see vibrant colors light up the memorial to the great president.
In the past, pick-pockets run here and there. Now, joggers and pet lovers stroll and enjoy the well-lit paths, newly grown flowering plants and fresh air.
In the past, a measly carinderia is the only solution to your hunger. Now, restaurants and weekend tiangge/eatery will cater to your hunger.
In the past, going to the park is a suicide mission since you are crossing the Elliptical Road. Now, 2 underground pass link the outer world to the main park. One can enjoy the photo exhibit in both the underground way from Philcoa and from QC Hall.
In the past, I considered this park hopeless, now I feel optimistic and proud of QC government's steps in making this park family-friendly and a true tourist attraction of the city.
So much to do there: running clinics, dance halls, aerobics during weekends, a newly installed zipline facility, an amusement park, sports facilities and of course the monument, it's museum and the dancing fountain. If I'm not mistaken, there are plans to put up a bigger museum to hold Quezon City artifacts and historical documents.
I gave this attraction an average rating because it is beautiful but not quite "great" yet. I hope for more improvements. There's so much work to be done to make it at par with world-class parks. Hopefully, someday it will.
p.s. Given that this is Quezon City, and Philippines for that matter, security is still an issue. Just like anywhere, never leave valuables unattended. Always report suspected bad elements to authorities who are visible everywhere.
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